Mass vaccination against COVID-19 will begin in Finland on December 27 and 28 at the University Hospital of the Helsinki Region (HUS is the country’s leading medical institution delegated to the fight against coronavirus).
The vaccination procedure is somewhat different from the Russian one. According to colleagues from the capital’s Helsingin Sanomat, the vaccine will be provided primarily to social and medical workers who care for and examine patients with coronavirus.
The former also includes staff and workers in housing, social welfare and nursing homes.
But in second place are people aged 70 and older. The third in line for vaccination are people “with diseases that predispose to a serious form of coronavirus disease.” Then the rest of the population will be vaccinated.
It is known that in Russia the vaccination of the elderly is still in question.
Earlier, MK in St. Petersburg wrote that Finland had signed a preliminary agreement to purchase a total of 18.5 million doses of the vaccine. This amount is enough to vaccinate more than nine million people. The first batch of vaccine, however, is small, only about 10,000 doses.
“If all goes well, by the end of the summer all adults who wish will receive the vaccine,” she said earlier Hanna Neuynek, Secretary of the National Vaccination Expert Group. Professor-pediatrician Mika Ryamet also calculated that graduation exams in schools in the summer of next year can be held relatively normally. “I believe that after Johannus (Midsummer Day, July 6-7) the disease will be defeated,” he told Helsingin Sanomat.